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Bookmarklet-Youtube: Add all subscriptions to watch-later

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/16

Saved because I want to learn how to save a YouTube URL into a [Wayback/Archive] YouTube: Watch later play list, as doing it by hand takes at least 10 seconds per URL.

[Wayback/Archive] Bookmarklet-Youtube: Add all subscriptions to watch-later


Posted in Bookmarklet, Development, GoogleBookmarks, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Mysk 🇨🇦🇩🇪 on Twitter: “Google has just updated its 2FA Authenticator app and added a much-needed feature: the ability to sync secrets across devices. TL;DR: Don’t turn it on. The new update allows users to sign in with their Google Account and sync 2FA secrets across their iOS and Android devices.…” / Twitter

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/10

Do not use the Google 2FA Authenticator to to sync secrets across devices.

The why is explained in the (long) tweet by [Wayback/Archive] Mysk on Twitter: “Google has just updated its 2FA Authenticator app and added a much-needed feature: the ability to sync secrets across devices. TL;DR: Don’t turn it on. The new update allows users to sign in with their Google Account and sync 2FA secrets across their iOS and Android devices.…”

For similar reasons, you might not want to use Authy by Twilio to sync between devices either.

Related (most in Dutch):

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Some links I on Windows Memory Compression I want to check out

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/24

I’m not sure yet why sometimes my system is lagging with the combination of these four circumstances on a Windows 10 system with 32 gigabyte of memory:

  1. Process Explorer showing low (less than 10%) CPU usage
  2. Process explorer showing Memory Compression using more than 2 gigabytes of Working Set
  3. System Commit being larger than 20 gigabyte
  4. Lots of Chrome tabs open (no easy way to total memory usage, but likely 16 gigabyte or more)

Windows Compression was introduced in Windows 10 (back in 2015) and I’m still fairly new to it.

So here are some links I want to eventually dig into to make myself more familiar with it, and see if it affects Chrome runtime behaviour:

Thanks [Wayback/Archive] magicandre1981, [Wayback/Archive] peterh, [Wayback/Archive] Raymond Burkholder, and [Wayback/Archive] Falco Alexander for the above questions and answers.

From them, I learned that on a UAC elevated administrative command prompt, you can use these PowerShell for managing Memory Compression:

  1. Get-MMAgent shows the current Memory Compression state
  2. Disable-MMAgent -mc disables Memory Compression (requires a reboot)
  3. Enable-MMAgent -mc enables Memory Compression (requires a reboot)



Posted in Chrome, Google, Power User, procexp Process Explorer, SysInternals, Windows, Windows 10 | Leave a Comment »

Google Cloud Shell: tools, languages and “safe mode”

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/19

After publishing Free Linux cloud shell for Gmail users – shell in the browser that works in all locations I’ve been so far, the Google Cloud Shell got extended quite a bit.

There is now [Wayback/Archive] Safe Mode (which skips initialisation scripts):

If there’s a problem in your .bashrc or .tmux.conf files, Cloud Shell immediately close after connection. To resolve this, open Cloud Shell in safe mode by appending cloudshellsafemode=true to the URL. This restarts your Cloud Shell instance and logs you in as root, allowing you to fix any issues in the files.

To permanently delete all files in your home directory and restore your Cloud Shell home directory to a clean state, you can reset your Cloud Shell VM.

And there is support for way more [Wayback/Archive] tools and languages:

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Finding your Google Pay payments and receipts (they do not send proper invoices)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/12/26

For my link archive: [WayBack/] Your Google Store charges and receipts – Google Store Help


  1. Visit
  2. Sign in to your Google account.
  3. On the left, click Subscriptions and services.
  4. Click View purchases.

Receipts and order numbers

  1. Visit and sign in with your Google account.
  2. On the left, click Subscriptions and services.
  3. Click View purchases.
  4. Select an order to see your receipt.
    • If you need your order number, you can find it on the receipt page.

VAT invoice

If you live in the European Union, Switzerland, or Norway, learn how to request a VAT invoice:

You can request each month’s invoice in the first few days of the following month. It might take up to 24 hours to process your request.

The address shown on your VAT invoice is your legal address at the time the purchase was made. You can’t change the address that appears on a VAT invoice after the purchase is made.

  1. Sign in to Settings.
  2. Check that you’ve entered your tax ID number. If you haven’t, enter it now.
    • In some countries, you can’t get a VAT invoice if you didn’t enter your tax ID number before you made the purchase.
  3. Click Activity.
  4. Click on the transaction you want an invoice for.
  5. At the bottom of the transaction details, click Download VAT invoice. You may be asked to enter some information, like your full address or a tax ID.
  6. Click Save. You’ll see a link where you can download your invoice.







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